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Carmen Amaya (2 November 1913 - 19 November 1963) was a flamenco dancer and singer, born in the Somorrostro slum of Barcelona, Spain.

She was invited by Franklin Roosevelt in the forties to dance in the White House in 1944, and also by Harry S. Truman in 1953.

Amaya is buried in the Cementiri del Sud-Oest on Barcelona's Montjuïc.

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